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India,Indonesia sign two MoUs, to expand defence cooperation

India and Indonesia today signed agreements in the fields of renewable energy and culture and discussed possibilities of expanding cooperation in counter-terrorism and defence. Vice President Hamid Ansari, who met his Indonesian counterpart Jusuf Kalla, said that ways to diversify and increase bilateral trade as well to encourage investments in each other's country through private sectors were also discussed. "For this...

New Zealand: 7 dead as helicopter crashes into glacier

Six tourists and their pilot were killed today when a helicopter crashed into a heavily crevassed glacier in New Zealand during bad weather. The sightseeing helicopter plunged into the Fox Glacier, a popular tourist site on the West Coast of the south Island, with weather conditions reported to be heavily overcast and raining at the time. A paramedic and an alpine...

Pakistan: Air Force base attacked by Taliban militants

On Friday, around 6 to 10 Taliban militants attacked an air force base at Peshawar in Pakistan which injured at least 25 people including an army major and three soldiers. According to the military spokesperson, Major General Asim Bajwa the militants attacked the guard post and entered the Badaber air base which is situated at the outer part of the...

Raja Rajeswari: New York’s First India-Born Woman Judge, City Mayor describes her as Extraordinary

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Raja Rajeswari became the first India-born woman who has been sworn-in as a criminal court judge in New York city by Mayor Bill de Blasio. Rajeswari, 43, who had immigrated to the US from India as a teenager, previously worked with the Richmond County District Attorney's Office for her entire career in several bureaus including Criminal Court, Narcotics, Supreme Court,...

Slovakia: Seven Killed, 15 Missing in Mid-Air Collision Between Planes

Slovakia on Thursday, has witnessed a deadly collision in the mid-air between two planes with dozens of parachutists aboard. According to a local media report, seven people were killed and 15 are still missing due to the collision. The crash happened in the west of the country near the village of Cerveny Kamen. Zuzana Farkasova, a spokeswoman for the Slovak fire service,...

Modi arrives in Ireland for historic visit

Dublin: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here today for his maiden day-long visit to Ireland enroute to the US. He is scheduled for a "tete-a-tete" with Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Enda Kenny at the Government Buildings in Dublin City Centre followed by a working luncheon hosted by Kenny in honour of Modi, the first Indian Premier to visit the country in almost...

Malaysian tanker carrying 7.5 million litres of petrol goes missing

A Malaysian tanker carrying nearly 7.5 million litres of petrol has gone missing with 22 crew members on board in the waters off southern Johor state's east coast. The 4,200 gt tanker, Teknogas, owned by Silverline Maritime told IHS Maritime that it was "human error" that lead to the technical mistakes in issuing the distress signal at 02:30 h local...

Bangkok blast: Thai police release sketch of suspect

Today, Thai police released a complete sketch of the man they think is the main suspect in Monday evening's bombing that killed 20 people at the Erawan shrine in downtown Bangkok. Police have offered a 1 million baht ($28,080) reward for any word on the man suspected of planting the explosive device that went off at the downtown shrine on...

First EU leader, Luxembourg PM Xavier Bettel married his gay partner

 Luxembourg PM Xavier Bettel married his gay partner, becoming the first European Union leader to enter into a same-sex union in a symbol of growing social change across the continent. Bettel, 42, a centre-right politician who became premier in 2013, tied the knot with Gauthier Destenay, a Belgian architect, just months after the conservative Roman Catholic duchy legalised gay weddings. The...

China: 12 suspects held for Tianjin blasts

China: The 12 officials and executives have been detained and couldn’t be reached for comment, and it wasn’t clear whether they had legal representation. Spokespeople for Tianjin municipal government didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. Efforts to reach a spokesman for Tianjin Port weren’t immediately successful. China has formally detained a dozen people over vast explosions in the...

Australia’s new PM greets Indians on Diwali

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull today greeted Indians on Diwali and hailed Australia for being an exemplar in plurality and finding unity in diversity. Turnbull, who recently became the 29th Prime Minister of Australia, said "I am pleased to provide this message for Diwali celebrations in 2015." "Diwali is a time to gather with family and friends and reflect on the meaning...

5 Dead in ‘Islamist-Related Terrorism’ Attack on UK Parliament

London : Five people died and nearly 40 others injured when a knife-wielding man rampaged through a street in his car and tried to storm the British symbol of democracy in London, hitting pedestrians and stabbing a police officer near the Parliament in an "Islamist-related terrorism" attack. The dead included the attacker, who was "known" to the Metropolitan Police, and...

China, India agree to actively exchange intel on terror groups

Beijing: In a major boost to bilateral security cooperation, China and India today agreed to actively exchange intelligence on terror groups and their activities through a dedicated communication channel. A comprehensive joint statement issued after talks between Home Minister Rajnath Singh and top Chinese leaders and security officials said, "both sides agreed to enhance cooperation in combating international terrorism through exchanging...

Pak raising Kashmir at UN is ‘clear interference’: India

United Nations: India has strongly dismissed Pakistan's raising of the Jammu and Kashmir issue at multiple fora in the UN, asserting that the references are "totally out of context" and constitute a "clear interference" in its internal affairs. India also asserted that Kashmir is, has always been and will remain an integral part of India. In one of the Right of Replies...